Major League Baseball’s Best and Worst Pitchers in April

Apr 14, 2010

My handicapping database closely tracks how individual pitchers perform on a month-to-month basis as it provides valuable information to a sports investor.  While certain pitchers leave spring training and immediately dominate in April, other hurlers struggle to regain their dominance and control from the previous season.  In order to obtain the most relevant information, I only used pitchers with a minimum of ten starts.  Please find below a detailed list of the best and worst pitchers in April:

Pitchers Worthy of an April Investment

  1. Josh Beckett: 10-4
  2. Mark Buehrle: 10-3
  3. Zach Greinke: 10-5
  4. Tim Hudson: 8-3
  5. Braden Looper: 12-3
  6. Daisauke Matsuzaka: 8-4
  7. Jamie Moyer: 10-5
  8. Brad Penny: 10-4
  9. Joe Saunders: 11-3
  10. Adam Wainwright: 11-4
  11. Brandon Webb: 11-1

Pitchers Who Should be Avoided in April

  1. Bronson Arroyo: 5-10      
  2. Barry Zito: 4-10

Investing on those pitchers who excel in certain months has proven to be a profitable handicapping angle, and I will continue to provide a list of those money-making pitchers as we progress through the baseball season.